Advocacy for Safe Motherhood

Mama kits Save Lives

Tusaidiane Uganda is the Trustee of Stichting Mama and Me, Netherlands and is supporting Mama and Me Association in Jinja.
Two expectant mothers of Mama and Me Association Uganda received free mama kits and other delivery kits to help them give birth safely. The kits were donated to the mothers by Stichting Mama and Me in the Netherlands.

The birth kits and other gifts were handed over to the mothers by the Board of Mama and Me Association Uganda represented by the Chairman Samuel Kaweesa Basoga, Secretary Eunice Nakintu, Treasurer Tushabe Rachel and the Deputy Administrator of Mama and Me Day Care Centre, Naigaga Kevin.

Tushabe Rachel is also an employee of Tusaidiane Uganda Limited.

In Uganda, if women don’t bring their own medical supplies to the hospital for the delivery, the nurses may send them home or refuse to help them and there are too many complications that arise when a woman is giving birth. Uganda is still experiencing over 310 deaths per 100,000 live birth. In addition, for every woman who dies in childbirth, around 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease – approximately 10 million women each year.

Stichting Mama and Me is commended for their efforts in curbing maternal mortality in Danida Village, Walukuba, Masese in Jinja Uganda. Each mother received a set of mama kit, a new basin, mattress, baby potty, towel, sugar, washing soap, bathing soap, Vaseline, maize flour, detergent and baby clothes.

Tusaidiane Uganda and Stichting Mama and Me, Netherlands are honoured to play part in improving maternal health and encouraging expectant women to deliver safely.

About mama kit
A Mama Kit is an all-in-one kit that contains everything needed to help provide a clean and safe delivery. The Kit consists of 2 pairs of gloves to prevent bacterial infections and HIV, 2 new razor blades to cut the umbilical cord, 1 piece of soap, 2 gauze pads for cleaning the eyes of the new-born, 8 sanitary towels for the mother, 9 oz of cotton wool, 1 polyethylene sheet on which the mother gives birth and 1 Suction bulb to clean baby’s airway.